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The purpose of continuing medical education (CME) is to promote lifelong learning for physicians so that their practices may reflect the best medical care for their patients. The goal of CME activities is to serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, professional performance, and relationships a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession.

ACOG is happy to consider potential partners for jointly provided educational programs. Thank you for considering ACOG. As the accredited provider, ACOG is required by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to be involved from the outset in planning the program.

A representative from ACOG's Committee on CME will be appointed as a liaison to every CME activity. Committee members are knowledgeable in ACCME's updated criteria and standards for commercial support and will be able to provide documentation to the ACCME about the CME program.

The ACOG CME Program ensures that any activity receiving AMA PRA Category 1 credit™ meets standards established by the ACCME. As an accredited provider, ACOG must be involved in the initial planning stages of every program seeking CME. This occurs before dates, speakers, and activity content is confirmed. It must occur prior to the preparation and dissemination of any activity announcements.

Please contact ACOG's Department of Continuing Professional Development at CME@ACOG.org to discuss the CME application fee structure, obtain contact information for your ACOG committee representative, or for other questions or concerns.

 

Instructions for Completing the CME Application